Day 7 Passage to Galapagos Island 4/17/13
Today was another exciting day of sailing with wind in the 10 to 20 knot range. We all spent most of the day doing house keeping thing on Dragonsbane. Washing cloths by hand and watching some of the cloths get blown off the life. I guess I won’t have to do so much laundry next time. Adam made spaghetti with red sauce but never put any SPAM into the sauce which made me sad. It was at least fun to watch a person without his sea legs make a meal well Dragonsbane jumping all over at a 20 degree slant for the first time. He is learning that when you set something down it fly’s across the cabin and that more of the lands on the floor then in the pot. He found this out last night when he set his coffee mug in what he thought was a secure location. As Dragonsbane jump across waves his mug jumped up, then shifted to the right, then down, and back up. I watched his mug go up, over, and then down on the floor and coffee everywhere. He gave up on coffee and went on watch pissed off enough to keep him up for 4 hours. An hour or two before his watch my dad was sleeping in the forward cabin and I hit a big wave that came over the top deck. My dad had not closed his hatch all the way and was waken up with a shower of cold salt water. He had fun cleaning that up today. But don’t think I am left out in all the fun of my two comrades I too have hit my head so many time from Dragonsbane shifting quickly and I have lots of cuts in my shins from kicking winches in the cockpit. My bed has been soaked at least 3 times sense we have left Panama. Yes the fun is just beginning and we are all in good spirits.
Keep trying, you will get there someday!